Security Analyst today reported that as many as 6 million LinkedIn passwords have been leaked, the 161 million strong Social network focused on creating professional relationships have since confirmed the leak and have taken steps to mitigate the issues.
All compromised accounts will no longer have their old passwords working, and so the first thing you want to do is logon to your linkedin account and check if your password is still working.
Next, even though you don’t ‘really’ need to, I’d strongly suggest you change your password by following these 2 simple steps. You can click on the picture to expand it.
Step 1: Click on the Name in the upper right hand corner of your screen, and then in the drop down box that pops out, click ‘settings’. (the red circle in the picture below)Step 2: Click on the Change Password (the purple circle)–and you’re done!
Now remember, there are such things as good passwords and bad passwords, and it’s most likely that hackers would be able to hack the ‘easier’ passwords in these situations giving those who invested some time and effort in creating more difficult to hack passwords room to maneuver.
What you do think of the latest LinkedIn compromise?